Cuvier's dwarf caiman
The Cuvier's dwarf caiman (Paleosuchus palpebrosus), also called a musky caiman and dwarf caiman, is a genus of Caiman native to northern and central South America. They are the smallest living crocodilians in South America. They live in freshwater lakes. It was first described by the French zoologist, Georges Cuvier, in 1807. They grew up to 1.4 metres (4 ft 7 in) long for males and 1.2 metres (3 ft 11 in) long for females. Cuvier's dwarf caiman weigh between 6 kilograms (13 lb) and 7 kilograms (15 lb). They live up to 40 years.